Whaling Wall421 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Family And Kids
There are several water related murals all over South Padre Island, but by far the best and the most popular one is the “Whale Wall” at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. The Whaling Wall is a magnificent mural that is spread across three sides of the convention centre’s walls from bottom to ceiling and is a breath-taking sight. The Whaling Wall is a part of the world renowned marine life artist Robert Wyland’s contributions to murals all across the world. The title of this wall is “Orcas off the Gulf of Mexico”. The length of the entire mural is one hundred and fifty-three feet and it is twenty-three feet high. The mural used one hudred and eleven gallons of paint. One hundred volunteers worked approximately four days to complete the mural. It was dedicated in 1994 on March 14th.
The Mural was painted in life-size dimensions to increase appreciation and understanding for aquatic habitats and the life within. The species of whales on the Whaling Wall include: a Killer Whale - Orcinus orca; Yellowfin Tuna - Thunnus albacores; Tarpon - Megalops atlanticus; Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphin - Tursiops truncates; Kemps Ridley's Sea Turtle - Lepidochelys kempii; Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Caretta caretta; Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis; Blackwing Flying Fish - Hirundichthys rondeletia; King Mackerel - Scomberomorus cavella; French Angel Fish - Pomacanthus paru; and a Red Snapper - Lutjanus campechanus.
How to Reach Whaling Wall
- Blackbeard's Restaurant
- Amberjack's Bayside Bar & Grill
- Sheraton Beach Hotel
- Sea Ranch Restaurant
- Louie's Backyard
- Scampi's Restaurant and Tom & Jerry's
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59.72% of people who visit South Padre Island include Whaling Wall in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
55.77% of people start their Whaling Wall visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Whaling Wall
72.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whaling Wall